Experienced emergency medicine PA looking for position to build on my current skills by having more opportunities for involvement in care of critical patients.
Calm under pressure
Good clinical judgment
Open-minded communicative physician assistant
Chronic and acute pain managemen
Medical research comprehension
Dedicated to integrity
American Academy of Physician Assistants
Virginia Academy of Physician Assistants
Society of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants
Physician Assistant National Certification Exam
Current medical license from the Virginia Medical Board
Basic Life Support Certification
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Certification
Chesapeake Emergency PhysiciansEmergency Medicine Physician Assistant | Chesapeake, VA | March 2014 - Current
Appropriately diagnosed and treated a variety of diseases and injuries in an emergency medicine setting.
Ordered and interpreted diagnostic tests and analyzed diagnostic images to further investigate patient conditions.
Administered and prescribed appropriate courses of treatment, including pharmaceutical medications.
Monitored patients' condition and progress and re-evaluated treatments as necessary.
Delivered medical services to 20 patients daily in the emergency department.
Developed open rapport with patients, encouraging them to share questions and concerns.
Performed procedures such as suture repair, I & D, foreign body removal, slit lamp exams and intubation.
Shenandoah UniversityPhysician Assistant Student Clinical Rotations | Winchester, VA | January 2013 - December 2013
Managed chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, peripheral neuropathy,
hypertension, hyperlipidemia, thyroid disease, obesity, COPD, chronic kidney
disease, substance dependency, anxiety, depression, chronic pain syndromes,
migraines, Parkinson disease, multiple sclerosis and glaucoma.
Managed multi-pharmacy patients on ventilators, pressors and insulin drips in the
critical care setting.
Performed procedures such as
skin biopsies, IV placement, venipunture, urinary catheter
placement and central line placement and removal.
compressions during and assisted in medical management of emergency codes.
assist in general surgery procedures such as hernia repair, amputation
revisions and debridement.
Treated pediatric patients with minor illnesses, acute and chronic health problems and growth and development concerns.
Counseled patients on proper birth control methods and prevention of diseases such as cervical and breast cancer and assisted in vaginal births.
Stanford University/NASA-GSFCResearch and Engineering Associate | Greenbelt, MD | May 1999 - March 2011
Primary observer for the Solar Oscillation
Investigation/Michelson Doppler Imager (SOI/MDI) on-board the Solar and
Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) at the Experiment Operations Facility at
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center.
Commanded the SOI/MDI instrument, prepare
observing plans, monitor temperatures and voltage data to ensure health and
safety of the instrument as well as maximum data capture for the SOI science
in regard to the best observation and instrument parameters for specific
coordinated observational programs.
Recorded and analyzed
instrument calibration data in order to identify trends in instrument
mechanisms due to instrument responses to space weather climate changes, age of
the instrument, spacecraft and/or instrument anomalies.
Operator involved in science planning and
operations for the new Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager (HMI) onboard the Solar
Dynamics Observatory (SDO) during integration and testing and after Feb 2010
launch of the observatory.
of TRACE and MDI Data"Fall 2002 SOHO12/GONG+ Workshop
SOI/MDI Detect White Light Flares?”Fall 2001 AGU Meeting
New Image-Coalignment Tools in the Analysis of Multi-Wavelength Observations
Obtained During Whole Sun
Month 3"Fall 2000 AGU Meeting
Doppler Imager Observations of the 14 July 2000 X Flare” by R.I. Bush, A.G.
Kosovichev, Y. Liu, S.E. Gregory, E. Zamkoff, J.L. Saba, T.D. Tarbell.
Master of SciencePhysician Assistant StudiesShenandoah UniversityWinchester, VA | 2013
Coursework includes Clinical Medicine, Pharmacology and Human Anatomy
Post-baccaulareateBiologyNorthern Virginia Community CollegeAlexandria, VA | 2011
Coursework includes Anatomy, Physiology and Psychology
Post-baccaulareateBiologyUniversity of MarylandCollege Park, MD | 2010
Coursework includes Chemistry, Biology, Pathophysiology
Professional DevelopmentSpaceweatherCatholic University of AmericaWashington, DC | 2000
Professional development in solar physics to understand solar irradiance, electromagnetism and helioseismology
Bachelor of ScienceAstronomyUniversity of MarylandCollege Park, MD | 1999
Undergraduate physics, mathematics and liberal arts electives